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You cannot bounce back from hardship. You can only move through it. There is a path through pain to wisdom, through suffering to strength, and through fear to courage if we have the virtue of resilience.
In 2012, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadn’t seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, he’d been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, as Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives.
Eric s letters drawing on both his own experience and wisdom from ancient and modern thinkers are now gathered and edited into this timeless guidebook. Resilience explains how we can build purpose, confront pain, practice compassion, develop a vocation, find a mentor, create happiness, and much more. Eric s lessons are deep yet practical, and his advice leads to clear solutions.
We all face pain, difficulty, and doubt. But we also have the tools to take control of our lives. Resilience is an inspiring meditation for the warrior in each of us.
©2015 Eric Greitens (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
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By Robert on 06-01-17

Nice Story, but a lot of Repetition in all 3 books

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have listened to all 3 books by Eric Greitens. Unfortunately, I think more than half of each book contains the same stories. There is some new information, but it is quite disappointing to hear the same stories time and time again. This is the first time that I have heard of an author using the same material in all of his books.
Resilience is the best of the 3. I would listen to this one and ignore the others.

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By EllieGrace on 03-24-15

I've Listened to it Twice in Two Weeks!

What made the experience of listening to Resilience the most enjoyable?

I really enjoyed the simple and familiar style of writing in this book- it makes it very easy to listen to and to follow. That being said I think that this book is easier for me to understand because I already have Greiten's "the Heart and the Fist" in my Audible library. I would recommend listening to that first.

What about Eric Greitens’s performance did you like?

Books that are read by the author are my favorite. I think that Greitens' performance adds to the authenticity of this audiobook because it sounds less like he is reading a book and more like he is telling you a story.

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By Andrew Ramwell on 07-22-15

Outstanding book

Would you listen to Resilience again? Why?

Already on my third listen. I keep finding aspects I'd missed before. The author has a great voice and this adds to the overall impact. I suspect everybody who listens will get something out that they can use of share with someone they know. We all need to be a little more resilient at times and the blend of philosophy with real world practical experiences is just right. There are no affirmations or exercises yet it has had more impact than most of the self-help books I've ever read.

What about Eric Greitens’s performance did you like?

He has lived an interesting and engaged life and he talks matter of factly about a range of experiences from early childhood, education, his forces career and beyond. There is no embellishment or gung-ho attitude. He is a confident speaker and knowing the subject he places the right emphasis where its needed. Its an easy listen and flows nicely. The format is novel and works extremely well as an exchange of letters between two friends.

Any additional comments?

Its in my top 3 books and I read or listen to around 60 books a year. Highly recommended.

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By Steve S on 02-10-16

excellent book delivering practical wisdom

I was worried that this would be full of gung-ho seal stories. thankfully it isn't. instead it's full of timeless practical wisdom occasionally supported by military reminiscences. it is really well read by the author who brings the content to life. I intend to listen to it again very soon.

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By Kevin on 01-04-18

A excellent self awareness book

I really enjoyed this book and strongly believe that any person struggling with finding answers should read.

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By Simon J. Baker on 07-20-17

This guy is the Real Deal!

Really interesting way to write a book. With what and who he writes about, you know that Eric is a real pupil of his art.
For those who aren't military minded, don't worry as it isn't all macho and hero stuff, it's actually really beautiful.
Well read, really easy to listen too with lots of great actionable stuff. So much so that I listened to it twice straight out and will listen to annually now if not more.
Thanks G!

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